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LMPD officers helping family of young officer who died suddenly

Officer Brad Kincaid Officer Brad Kincaid
Ofc. Brad Kincaid with his beat partner Ofc. Tommy Davis Ofc. Brad Kincaid with his beat partner Ofc. Tommy Davis
Ofc. Brad Kincaid on a drug bust Ofc. Brad Kincaid on a drug bust
LMPD Officer Tommy Davis LMPD Officer Tommy Davis
LMPD Sgt. Dave Mutchler LMPD Sgt. Dave Mutchler

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Monday was a tough day for many of the city's police officers as they said goodbye to one of their own. Officer Brad Kincaid was just 37 when he died suddenly last week.

Kincaid was first a Marine and then a Louisville Metro police officer.

"Me and Brad were partners for the last five years," LMPD Officer Tommy Davis said. "We just took care of each other on the street."

Most police officers will tell you there's a brotherhood out there on the job and now one of the brothers is gone.

"We all feel like we've lost a friend and a brother and a coworker," said LMPD Sergeant and union president Dave Mutchler.

Kincaid went for a jog Wednesday and didn't return home.

"He was an extremely fit police officer," Mutchler said.

"Brad wasn't aware he had a heart condition," added Davis. "He was very athletic, worked out regularly and it just happened."

"He was the fastest guy, the most in-shape guy," Mutchler said. "He liked to run mini-marathons, played soccer, worked out regularly."

Officer Kincaid's death has left his fellow police officers reeling.

"Brad was very proud to wear a uniform," said Davis. "He was a former Marine. He wore the uniform for that and for his country and he served his community as a Louisville Metro police officer."

Kincaid was a five year LMPD veteran.  He most recently worked in the Metro's 6th Division, near Newburg.

Davis says his family is even more stunned. Kincaid leaves behind a wife and four children -- two girls and two boys, all under the age of eleven. He was the family's primary income.

The police union is collecting money to help his family. You can donate at either Metro Police Officers Credit Union location in his name.

900 West Market Street
Louisville, KY
502-584-7134

7201 Outer Loop, Suite 128 (Government Center)
Louisville, KY
502-231-2700

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